Pauline Loretta Grant was the fifth of seven (7) children born to the late John Calvin and Alma Grant in Hampton County, South Carolina, on August 11, 1941.
Pauline accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at fifteen years of age. She joined Cherry Grove Christian Church, Fairfax, South Carlina, under the leadership of Rev. Luter.
She attended Fairfax Training School. In 1961, Pauline married her high school sweetheart, Rudolph Grant, who remained her loyal and devoted husband for 58 years. This union, was blessed with one daughter, Cynthia W. Grant., and a granddaughter, Nandi N. Grant.
As a military spouse, Pauline traveled with in the United States and abroad with her husband, Rudy. Her journey led her to the following military bases: Las Cruces, New Mexico; White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico; El Paso, Texas; Fort Dix, New Jersey; Tokyo, Japan; Fort Sill, Oklahoma; San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, Suisun City, CA, Vacaville, CA, and lastly in Charlotte, NC, where she lived out the rest of her life.
Pauline worked in food catering. She drove “The Roach Coach” food truck, serving breakfast and lunch to soldiers and Base employees on the Oakland Army and the Alameda Naval Bases in the Bay Area (California) for 17 years until her retirement in 1998. She spent 10 years as a Semi-Pro Bowler, winning several tournaments with her team and always placing in the top five in Las Vegas and Reno, only to name a few.
During Pauline’s stay in California, she attended the Joy in Christ Christian Center, where she worshiped her Lord Jesus Christ. Her favorite Bible verse was, “As every man purposeth in his heart, so let him give, not grudgingly or out of compulsion; for God loveth the cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7) Pauline and Rudy made plans to spend their retirement sojourning in a mobile home, and visiting loved ones along the way. But as life would have it, plans would change, and they became inseparable.
Pauline lived a very fulfilling life and credited her strong belief in God. Despite her lengthy illness, Pauline continued to keep God first in her life. As her vision began to decline, she enjoyed listening to gospel music and scriptures on CD’s and through a host of family and friends. Pauline was a surrogate godmother to several of her best friend’s children and grandchildren for 60 years. She is preceded in death by her parents. Pauline’s husband, daughter, and granddaughter, nurtured and remained by her side until her peaceful transitioned to be with the Lord on January 1, 2019.
Those Who Loved Her & Will Always Remember Her:
She is survived by: her husband, Rudolph Grant, Charlotte, North Carolina; daughter, Cynthia W. Grant, Oakland, California; granddaughter; Nandi N. Grant; five sisters, Earnestine Brown, Fairfax, South Carolina, Kathleen Wood, Amityville, New York, Jestine Grant, Bronx, New York, Emma Small, Fairfax, South Carolina, and Thomasena Priester, Fairfax, South Carolina; one brother, Codosia Grant, Cameron, North Carolina; a host of nieces, including a special niece, Melissa Priester, Grayson, Georgia; a host of nephews including special nephew, Herman Frazier, Charlotte, North Carolina; and godchildren, Dorothy and Arthur James Fields, and their children Cynthia, Darryl, Mona, and Cassandra, along with their own children.
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